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Which to go for...Bosch or Metabo


 
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yellowplum

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:20 pm Reply with quote

I have been looking for a set of tools, impact driver and drill driver. I have narrowed it down to either the Metabo PowerMaxx kit (Cheapest I have seen is Lawson HIS at 174) and a Bosch GDR/GSR-Li-2 kit at 160.

What would people recomend?

Metabo - http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Cordless%20Kits%20Metabo&product=125660

Bosch - http://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/bosch-gsr10-8-10-8v-drill-driver-pid8104.html

Or with Torch 175
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:13 pm Reply with quote

I got the Boch kit from Costco in January for 119 (inc. VAT).

I'm happy with it, but it depends on what you are going to use them for.
I tend to use them when working on metal trunking. They are light and powerful enough.

I did look at the Makita kit, but the price swung it for Bosch.

I have no experience with Metabo kit.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:11 pm Reply with quote

scousespark wrote:


I have no experience with Metabo kit.


Junk, my metabo jigsaw has just packed up barely twenty years after I brought it second hand icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:45 pm Reply with quote

ladylola wrote:
scousespark wrote:


I have no experience with Metabo kit.


Junk, my metabo jigsaw has just packed up barely twenty years after I brought it second hand icon_eek.gif


Typical of those Germans to make something that only lasts 20 years after the guarantee runs out. icon_eek.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:13 am Reply with quote

Bosch all the way
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:33 am Reply with quote

I've got the Bosch 10.8v tools and they are great, would recommend the LED torch as a must have tool.
In the latest Bosch catalogue that came today there doing a 10.8v combi drill now.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:15 pm Reply with quote

I got the Bosch 10.8v driver, very useful. Also more versatile with the number of tools unlike Metabo and Makita which are limited.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:58 pm Reply with quote

Anything German is good. Have got a shed load of both Bosch and Metabo power tools. Can't fault either of them.
Also got quite a few Festools. German again.
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